Energy and Heating

  1. Is drying clothes on a radiator bad?

    Is drying clothes on a radiator bad?
    Not everyone has space for a tumble dryer and, with the recent news of tumble dryer fires, a lot of people have been put off of them. But if it's raining outside or you live in an apartment without outdoor space, then sticking things on a radiator can be an easy solution. However, while it might be a quick fix...
  2. What is dual fuel heating and how does it work?

    What is dual fuel heating and how does it work?
    Dual fuel central heating systems are able to heat homes using two different power sources, usually gas and electricity. Although many people will not have heard of these types of central heating systems, they are becoming increasingly popular as they can be quite beneficial to a householder. Below we'll look at what dual fuel heating is and how it differs...
  3. Do radiator materials affect heating output?

    Do radiator materials affect heating output?
    You might not think that the material a radiator is made out of can have an impact on the amount of heat a radiator emits. You might not even be aware that radiators come in different materials. However, not all radiator materials are created equal. In fact, there are several types of different metals that radiators are manufactured from and...
  4. Eco-Friendly & Green Energy Radiator Options

    Eco-Friendly & Green Energy Radiator Options
    Energy efficiency is an increasingly important part of how we design our homes, particularly with regards to heating. One of the main ways seek to make their heating systems eco-friendly is by installing electric radiators. If you don't have a conventional hot water central heating system then fitting electric radiators should be of particular interest. No need for natural gas...
  5. The best radiator position in a room

    The best radiator position in a room
    If you are in the process of installing new radiators in your home, then you might be wondering where the best position is to maximise heat efficiency. The process of choosing where to put a new radiator can often be decided by the previous owners. The pipework is probably already in place and you may wish to swap radiators like-for-like...
  6. What Size Boiler Do I Need?

    What Size Boiler Do I Need?

    Boilers have developed leaps and bounds over recent years. Modern boilers are considerably more efficient than their predecessors. Additi

  7. Electric Underfloor Heating Guide

    Electric Underfloor Heating Guide
    Having underfloor heating in your home can be a great little luxury and an added way of keeping your home warm when its cold. It feels lovely to walk on in winter and can remove the need for radiators, freeing up extra wall space to do what you want with it. So why don't more people have it? Well, it...
  8. What is the best heater for a large room?

    What is the best heater for a large room?
    When it's cold outside, you obviously don't want to be sat in a freezing cold house putting on more layers until you look like the Michelin Man. Inevitably, you're going to put on the central heating. That being said, if you have a particularly large room, or one that has high ceilings, it's common for you to worry about costs...
  9. Best heated towel rails for small bathrooms

    Best heated towel rails for small bathrooms
    It's fairly common for people to assume that because they have a small bathroom, they cannot possibly have additional luxuries such as heated towel rails in their bathrooms. A lack of suitable wall space is the most common misconception that makes many think that a heated towel rail is simply not an option. However, a lack of space is no...
  10. Styling tips: Why white radiators always look stylish

    Styling tips: Why white radiators always look stylish
    "White...is not a mere absence of colour; it is a shining and affirmative thing, as fierce as red, as definite as black. God paints in many colours, but he never paints so gorgeously - I had almost said so gaudily - as when he paints in white." - G. K. Chesterton White looks good in all settings Much like a...

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